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May the 4th be with you: the best Star Wars memes for Star Wars Day

May the 4th be with you: the best Star Wars memes for Star Wars Day

There’s no doubt that Star Wars is one of the most iconic franchises in the world, and a big part of its popularity is due to the incredibly quotable dialogue. From “May the Force be with you” to “This is the Way”, Star Wars is chock-full of lines that fans can quote by heart. 

Of course, this also makes the franchise a great source of memes, with quotes showing up as reactions all over the internet. To celebrate Star Wars Day, we’ve collected 10 of the best memes in the galaxy, guaranteed to make you laugh.

Table of contents

  • These aren’t the droids you’re looking for
  • The Dark Side has cookies
  • Anakin hates sand
  • Only imperial stormtroopers are so precise
  • Grogu
  • Light at the end of the tunnel
  • Now, this is podracing!
  • In the proper order, it was
  • Anakin and Padme
  • Han shot first

These aren’t the droids you’re looking for


One of the most important elements in Star Wars is the Force. The Force is the mystical power that gives Jedi and Sith their incredible abilities. We first see the Force in A New Hope, the original Star Wars movie. In a memorable scene, Obi-Wan Kenobi uses his powers to stop a group of Stormtroopers from recognising droids C-3PO and R2-D2, uttering the famous line, “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.”

The line has stuck with fans and is often seen in memes, parodying the scene or jokingly used as a reaction to people asking for something.

The Dark Side has cookies 

Throughout the Star Wars franchise, characters are tempted to stray towards the dark side of the force and embrace a life of evil. While the heroes of the light side usually win out in the end, baddies like Darth Vader are undeniably cool, making more than one fan wish they could be a Sith. And what’s the one thing that could convert even the most noble Jedi? If the Dark Side also had delicious cookies!

Anakin hates sand


While many lines from the Star Wars films are famous for being powerful or epic, some are remembered for very different reasons. One example is the strange scene in Attack of the Clones, where Anakin complains to Padme about how much he hates sand, saying, “It’s coarse, it’s rough, it’s irritating, and it gets everywhere”. Naturally, the internet has jumped on this quote, turning it into an endless amount of hilarious memes.

Only imperial stormtroopers are so precise


In the original trilogy, the stormtroopers are the fearsome soldiers of the Empire, known throughout the galaxy for their incredible accuracy—in theory, at least. Fans have noticed just how often stormtroopers miss, even when their targets are standing completely still. This has led to many memes about how “precise” stormtroopers are.



In The Mandalorian, bounty hunter Din Djarin rescues baby Jedi Grogu and takes him under his wing, eventually becoming a father figure to the young alien. Fans immediately loved Grogu (also known as Baby Yoda) for his adorable design and mischievous nature, with his many cute antics proving the perfect inspiration for memes.

Light at the end of the tunnel


2016’s Rogue One serves as a prequel to A New Hope and tells the story of how the rebels stole the plans for the Death Star. In the most iconic scene in the film, Darth Vader enters a rebel ship, lit only by the glow of his lightsaber. Vader’s intimidating appearance and the ominous lighting do an incredible job of setting a threatening tone, which carries over into some darkly funny memes.  

Now, this is podracing!


One of the highlights of The Phantom Menace is podracing, the ultra-fast and ultra-dangerous racing sport that Anakin takes part in. The race scene was so popular that it spawned its own videogame. Anakin’s excited cry of “Now this is podracing!” has been ideal fodder for memes ever since.

In the proper order, it was


Yoda is one of the most popular characters in the  Star Wars franchise, and his particularly unique way of speaking has led to some iconic quotes, such as “Do or do not, there is no try.” This strange sentence structure also provides a tongue-in-cheek explanation as to why Episodes 4, 5 and 6 (the original trilogy) came out before 1, 2 and 3 (the prequel trilogy).

Anakin and Padme


The romance between Anakin and Padme is the emotional core of Attack of the Clones. However, the heartfelt conversation between the two also features some great facial expressions. Anakin’s stern expression and Padme’s sudden shift from joyous to concerned have been easily turned into the internet’s new favourite meme template.

Han shot first


George Lucas is famous for his love of changing the original Star Wars films, editing and rereleasing them with updated special effects and tweaks to certain scenes. One of the most controversial changes was to a scene in A New Hope where Han shoots the alien Greedo, changing it from Han shooting Greedo before he can draw his blaster to Greedo shooting at Han first and missing. This has caused an outcry from some fans, who insist “Han shot first”, a phrase that has also made its mark on meme culture.

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